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Old 05-14-2015, 08:30 AM
 
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Is it a bad idea to extract #15 molar?? I have my wisdom tooth but I already had #19 pulled?? I'm only 34
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Old 05-14-2015, 05:51 PM
 
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Does it need to be extracted? Will you be replacing it with something? Was the #19 replaced with something?

Assuming you still have both wisdom teeth on the left side of your mouth:

The #19 tooth is 2 teeth closer to the front of your mouth, on the bottom.
The #15 tooth is 1 tooth closer to the front of your mouth, on the top.

You'll essentially lose any method of chewing or grinding food on the left side of your mouth, unless you get an implant or bridge to replace the extracted tooth. The two "spots" on that side of your mouth are where you chew and grind.

You'll still be able to chew on the right side of your mouth, but only for as long as those teeth last. If those teeth are doing twice the work, they could run the risk of failing as well.

If you need an extraction, then get an extraction. But ask about getting an implant to replace the extracted tooth. And ask about an implant for the #19 too.
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